Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:
- Kansas Collection ((785) 864-4274), with books, manuscripts, photographs and other records of the area;
- Department of Special Collections ((785) 864-4334), with rare books and manuscripts in literature, history and natural history;
- University Archives ((785) 864-4188), the repository of KU History. Changing exhibitions highlighting the library’s holdings are mounted throughout the year.